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Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Commodity futures trading commission

■ Introduction

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was established in 1975 as an independent agency to replace the Commodity Exchange Authority to administer the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) of 1936. The commission’s mandate is to regulate commodity futures and options markets in the United States.

The commission is composed of five members appointed by the president and confirmed by ...

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